#1
Somehow I ended up with some wallhangers and I was just wondering exactly how safe they were to use, especially in a small room in Southern Canada that has a window.

How much do I need to worry about temperature fluctuations and humidity, etc?

I was planning on putting them on the wall with the window, but obviously I'll move them if it proves to be unsafe.

Totally igna'ant on the subject, enlighten me please <3
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#2
just sell them and buy floor stands.

seriously, i had one fail one me.

never again am i using a wall hanger.

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#3
make sure you hit a stud. and if possible, that there's no breeze or direct light on them.

you're good to go.

edit: gotta hit a stud ^

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just sell them and buy floor stands.

seriously, i had one fail one me.

never again am i using a wall hanger.


The only time I've had one fail on me was when someone knocked into it fairly hard. Knocked it clean out of the wall and put a gash in the neck of my LP. I've just been keeping my guitars in their cases ever since though.
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Just put it on a stud and you should be fine.
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#6
i use a wall hanger and providing you put them into the wall correctly with wall plugs it'll last forever and a day.
and they look better than floor stands, floor stands get in the way when you take your guitar off them and have it leaning on your bed or whatever and you can trip over them at night, wall mounts can double as coat hooks!! xD (me just being ingenious there)
and floor stands will clutter the place up if it's a small room, wall hangers you can put one guitar above the other and it'll be very much out the way.

hang them properly (ie drill, wall plugs, BIG screws) and you'll have them up there for ever. but hang them wrong (ie NO wall plugs) and your guitar will have a fast encounter with the floor.
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#7
Pretty much what everyone else stated. Get a wallhanger that isn't made of cheap easy breakable plastic, then mount it on a stud in your wall.

Many many many people use the, including big guitar players, so why not?
Like people stated, I'd view them much more better than a floor stand. I don't see any purpose in a floor stand besides making your guitar stand up straight to avoid sliding and getting ruined.

Someone also stated they look good too, I mean wouldn't it be badass to have your guitar hanging on your wall?
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#8
I appreciate the advice, I'm absolutely using plugs and the chunkiest ****ing screws I can find. Probably going to hang off of it myself for a few minutes to make sure it's sturdy olol

I'm mostly concerned about the window, will changing temperatures/humidities affect it if it's so close to a window/wall?
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#9
unless you weigh as much as a guitar I don't advise you do that, it hangs guitars not people.
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#10
don't use wall hangers they stretch your guitar you will get a 25 fret when you had a 24


you could just use perf board like music stores
#11
If you do it right, its safe. But, its probably better just to sell it off and shell out for a floor stand.
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#12
best place to store a guitar is in it's case,, hanging them on a wall is what you do at guitar center to show them off.. when i"m messing around or gigging they set in a good stable stand
#13
They're great if you hang it right like most other said. Also like said, hit a stud, if you don't your just putting it into drywall and it could fall really easily.

If your looking for a sturdy one the Hercules ones are pretty great. Ive got two of them and I plan to get another one in a few months.
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don't use wall hangers they stretch your guitar you will get a 25 fret when you had a 24


you could just use perf board like music stores


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#15
not to jack this thread....but if your looking for a floor stand, make one. I made a "trough" type of stand, the guitars stand on their side one in front of the other. Works good, 2x4's are sturdy and it doesn't take much space and can store a crap ton of guitars
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don't use wall hangers they stretch your guitar you will get a 25 fret when you had a 24


you could just use perf board like music stores

..................... Oh wow. Anti-intelligence away!

TS: There are two ways to hang them; on a stud and straight into drywall.

Mounting them on a stud is pretty obvious; locate the stud, square up the hanger, and screw it down.

Mounting straight into drywall (i.e. not into a stud) requires drywall anchors.

1. Square up the hanger on the wall, mark the screw holes in pencil on the wall.

2. Drill pilot holes (drill holes) just smaller than the widest part of the anchor into the wall.

3. Push the anchors in flush with the wall.

4. Square up the hanger to the holes, screw in the screws INTO THE ANCHORS.


Drywall anchors are holding up my SG and Strat. They're not going anywhere.
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#17
Quote by notos
don't use wall hangers they stretch your guitar you will get a 25 fret when you had a 24


you could just use perf board like music stores


Can you explain the physics of this? I'm quite curious to hear an explanation.

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Can you explain the physics of this? I'm quite curious to hear an explanation.

/inb4lolgravityphail

Didn't you know that gravity can defy the laws of conservation of mass? It can create matter.

Thus, allowing gravity, when pulling down on a guitar neck, to create more wood, an exactly perfect fret placement, and another fret dot, to spontaneously come into existence.

Duh. It's elementary stuff.
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Didn't you know that gravity can defy the laws of conservation of mass? It can create matter.

Thus, allowing gravity, when pulling down on a guitar neck, to create more wood, an exactly perfect fret placement, and another fret dot, to spontaneously come into existence.

Duh. It's elementary stuff.


Ahh. The gravitron anti-mass principle. How can I forget about that?
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#22
Quote by Tom 1.0
just sell them and buy floor stands.

seriously, i had one fail one me.

never again am i using a wall hanger.


you must not have installed them correctly.

serioulsly, you are 100x more lilkely to knock over a floor stand.

i have had 11 hangers up in my studio and they are reliable.
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#23
Hercules happens to be the brand I have, actually.

Now about that window.. :P
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Hercules happens to be the brand I have, actually.

Now about that window.. :P


hercules are probably the best out there (at least most common ones).

the big thing is to mount it on a stud securely.

i didn't have enough studs for my hangers, so i ran an oak 2x12" accross the wall high close to the ceiling and screwed it into every stud, and mounded the hangers to the oak board, and I dont think they will ever go anywhere.
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#26
right, about the window: you should be ok. my guitars are on the wall directly opposite my window and as such are in full glare of sunlight, changing temps (windows sometimes open, sometimes closed) and all the stuff that comes with it. my ibanez (GRG170DX) has been there for nearly 2 years and i haven't noticed ANY change in sound or quiality. so your guitar(s) should be fine. if you're that worried about them then don't use the hangers, but it's the same principle as putting the guitar on a floor stand near the window. it'll still be exposed to the elements, just a few feet lower.
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#27
It just so happens that I've just got some Hercules hangers put up yesterday, with the help of some DIY loving mates. I'm living in a house owned by a friend at university, and he actually suggested it. It gives me more room to play with without having guitar stands everywhere.

It was a strange one actually, the stud finder didn't have a clue what to make of the walls, so we decided to mount them to a brick wall that separates this house from the neighbours, so it's essentially mounted into plasterboard with brick behind it. Just judging on how hard it was to drill into that damned brick (even with a 24v Bosch hammer drill going at it), it should be a pretty strong mount. We tried pulling pretty hard on them after they were up and they weren't going anywhere.

Unfortunately they're not mounted totally straight on the wall even though we lined up the holes with a laser level. I think it's probably because the drill wandered a bit with all the effort of drilling into the brick, so you shouldn't have that problem with stud mounting. So it's a shame that they're not totally level, but they're solid.



There they are, holding my Jackson DK2M and my (brand new) Ibanez SR300M bass.

Last night I was getting a bit worried whenever I heard a noise, imagining that my guitars were going to fall off the wall, but of course I was just being an idiot and the hangers haven't moved at all since I put the guitars up there yesterday.
#28
Stretching necks huh? Don't buy plasticine guitars.

Direct sunlight is the biggest worry, apart from the heat it fades the finish. It's best not to keep your guitars anywhere where it gets overly hot. I would have thought that in Canada that wouldn't be a problem It's hardly the Australian outback huh?
Rapid changes in temperature is the biggest problem, like in a car. On a wall you'll probably be fine unless it's near the heater.
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<3

Thanks to all for the halp, I'll put them up later today after I clean up the room
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If you decide to put them into straight drywall or are forced into installing one into straight drywall, make sure you follow the steps I listed on the other page.

. Wall hangers are the shit.
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#31
I've got one of those Hercules locking hangers, too. My Strat is currently happily hanging on the wall.
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I've got one of those Hercules locking hangers, too. My Strat is currently happily hanging on the wall.



+1 I've got a deArmond hanging on my wall on a herc hangar. its in straight drywall with countersinks. has been happy for a year of continuous use and taking the guitar on/off
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don't use wall hangers they stretch your guitar you will get a 25 fret when you had a 24


you could just use perf board like music stores

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